My third post of an haveli in Mandawa, a town situated in the Shekhawati region, in Rajasthan.
Mandawa was included in the old caravan route, this way attracting many traders. The fort and a large number of havelis (private mansions decorated with magnificent frescoes, which are common in this region)are still there today, as a testimony of the importance of the town during that period.
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JFS (32459) 2012-01-19 6:46
What a lovely crop of this wonderful façade, so many textures, and history...Excellent management of light, good work! Thanks!
Jeppo (17645) 2012-01-19 9:34
this region (fatehpur in particular) is rich in well kept havelis. their decorations are so fascinating and rich
leo61 (0) 2012-01-19 10:55
A very nice detail of this wonderful building and the broken door.
I would love to have such an old door in my living room....
Very well seen and your photo has good sharpness,colors and contrast.
bukitgolfb301 (35908) 2012-01-19 12:22
Hi my dear Ana
Sorry for my late reaction weekday.
Great shot! Very fantastic and artstic shot with much tasteful description. Sharp and clear focus in the detail is so nice and admirable. Perfect framework and splendid composition as usual. Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very cold and rainy Tokyo
vishaal (1038) 2012-01-19 20:57
A very beautiful photo of the frescoes and the old windows of this Shekhawati haweli. Again very nostalgic for me..... Great composition with excellent sharpness and wonderful details.
ikeharel (57144) 2012-01-20 1:50
This was a unique art-detail's architecture, Ana, and pitty about the decay and abandoned condition it has.
The wall painting are admireble, and hope for a restoration work to take place one day, can be a jewel...
sacimar (25975) 2012-01-20 1:54
me gusta esta imagen, has sabido sacar algo interesante de esta construccion en ruinas, son bonitos los detalles que presentas,
Buen fin de semana!
axiotea (21649) 2012-01-20 8:35
For sure, those facades are unique! They are richly decorated and offer lovely&colourful frescoes.
It looks like this haveli has been abandoned... the broken window is an attractive detail.
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-20 8:59
I like this architecture very much, and I am happy to see it again after 2 years the next august.The colors, the textures are superb,and the old broken door is a beautiful detail.
emka (78852) 2012-01-20 19:18
Hola Ana, It is very picturesque view now, in this rather bad state, but how it must have been beautiful when new... i like this doors and windows. Superb composaition. I always spent one day looking for some forgotten havelis in Mandawa. I think I remember this one too.
romalek (3118) 2012-01-22 11:26
Nice staff, which well shows the architectural details
kordinator (17515) 2012-01-29 2:27
Hello dear Ana
A very nice detail of this wonderful building.
Broken door are fine detail.
Perfect framework and splendid composition as usual.
Solors and sharpnes are impressive.
manatee (4668) 2012-01-29 20:49
Wonderful picture, I was thinking how many stories were buiding inside of this amazing place, the hapinnes there, the sadness, the glories and many other things, I really would like to visit this building and rejoy with this marvelous view.
Thank you so much for sharing Ana.
annjackman (19597) 2012-02-11 0:01
Trying to catch up with my lost critiques so I hope that you don't mind me being brief.
A super haveli image. I like the broken door and colours. Mandawa is a wonderful place to visit.
jmdias (55365) 2012-02-22 5:18
uma pena que está quase em ruínas, é uma fachada magnífica, era capaz de tirar umas cem fotos aqui e não ter nenhuma idêntica. lindos detalhes, bem mostrados. obrigado por compartilhar
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (37025)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-19 4:37